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Have a heart, Wendy’s! Valentine’s Day weekend of action

Of the largest fast food corporations in the country, Wendy's alone is the only one that has refused to join the Fair Food Program.

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Justices could increase big-money hold on state courts

Most voters know little about judicial candidates. Money influences judicial campaigns far more than it does campaigns for Congress.

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Native children assaulted by a group of South Dakota hockey fans

"The actions of the men in the VIP suite was despicable, humiliating and devastating to these children's well-being and safety."

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“Healthy Florida” plan may expand Medicaid in Sunshine State

Scott's support for expansion is very carefully limited, however.

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Boston GCC union local halts deportation of Salvadoran refugee

"He may have no blood relations in the United States, but he has thousands of brothers and sisters."

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Labor, environmental leaders challenge Fast Track trade deals

During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.

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Chicago’s Garcia takes on banker–backed mayor

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia pledged to halt the "hijacking" of the city by hedge fund operators and bankers.

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Working Families Party says Cuomo must deliver more

The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."

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On right turns

Have you ever wondered how it came about that in most places a right turn on a red light is now the law of the land? Here's how it happened. 

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President Obama goes on offense in State of the Union

An upbeat and forceful President Obama signaled he intends to use the rest of his second term to push for a progressive agenda on behalf of the nation's working people.

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